Payments Focus

Editors Letter

When I was at the Indian Gaming Association tradeshow in Anaheim, California, the discussion panel on cashless gaming was allocated one of the smaller conference rooms. Looking back, though, the organisers should have switched it out to one of their largest arenas. As four industry veterans discussed gaming payments, a packed room digested every word, with several people even standing at the back of the room to watch.

If B2B commentators needed any more tangible proof that payments is becoming an ever-more popular and important topic in gaming, here it was, hiding in plain sight. While cashless is a huge topic in the US, there are so many other areas to discuss across the world: digital wallets, deposit times, cryptocurrencies, vouchers and, of course, cash still being king in many areas of life.

In truth, even that list barely scratches the surface, hence Gambling Insider’s inaugural Payments Focus has been born. We bring you some of the sector’s most insightful speakers over the course of this publication, discussing the latest PSD2 regulations, how payments vary across different geographical regions and much, much more.

Among our interviews, you can read the views of executives from PayNearMe, Nuvei and AstroPay, while we also get the operator POV from Betsson Group. We then bring you full coverage of the aforementioned IGA panel, where execs from Global Payments, Sightline Payments, Axes and Flexia Payments went head-to-head. I say head-to-head because there was some genuine disagreement – and some fiery moments. Everything a viewer wants when watching a panel live!

In our headline feature, we take a broader look at the state of payments in gaming, thanks to insight from senior fi gures at Trustly, Trust Payments, Neosurf and Passport Technology. Finally, as is now tradition in Focus magazines, we also bring you profi les of some of the leading companies in the industry. Read on!

In The Magazine

In focus: Nuvei - Bringing the Real-Time Payments Network to the US Gaming Industry

In 2021, Nuvei was the first payments provider to bring real-time bank transfer payouts to the US gaming industry. Now Nuvei is doing it again with real-time deposits

A seamless service

PayNearMe VP & Head of Marketing Anne Hay, and VP & General Manager Leighton Webb, discuss ways to improve payment offerings and integrate a seamless solution with an operator’s site

In focus: Sightline Payments - Regulator Involvement is the First Step

By Jennifer Carleton, Chief Legal Officer, Sightline Payments

In focus: VallettaPay

VallettaPay is a leading payment services solution for online businesses.

Keeping up with evolution

AstroPay CEO Mikael Lijtenstein explains how payments have evolved in recent times, as well as delving into the latest trends and technologies within the industry

In focus: MoneyLine Powered by PayNearMe

The payments ecosystem in the online betting space is fragmented and complex. Operators often rely on an array of point solutions, each solving a specific challenge but falling short on offering a connected, seamless experience. This makes it cumbersome for large operators to innovate, while making it difficult for up-and-coming operators to get to market quickly.

Nuanced markets

Nuvei Chief Corporate Development Officer Neil Erlick lays out the hurdles to overcome when tailoring payment solutions to operators across different jurisdictions, while detailing the latest advancements in the industry

Show me the money

Passport Technology, Trustly, Trust Payments and Neosurf offer the latest insight into the ever-changing world of payments in gaming, in conversation with Peter Lynch

In focus: Trust Payments

Are you playing to win? Trust Payments makes sure you always are…

In focus: Tiger Pay

Tiger Pay is relatively new in the vast e-wallet market, having only launched in 2020.

Payments: The operator’s point of view

Danica Galea, Betsson Group’s Head of Payments Operations, discusses how payments processes vary across regions, particularly Europe and Latin America, and how much this affects the player experience

The crypto operator’s point of view

With the group set to launch new brand Bet Coco in the coming weeks, Mike Fox, CFO of Crystal Wealth Group, discusses how the player experience differs when paying with cryptocurrencies

In focus: Trustly Raising the game in gaming

Since it was founded in 2008, Trustly has become a global leader in online banking payments. Using the freedoms of open banking, our digital account-to-account platform has redefined the speed, simplicity and security of payments.

In focus: ISX Financial

Nikogiannis Karantzis, ISX Financial Managing Director & CEO, introduces ISX Financial EU Plc (“ISX Financial”)

IGA Panel: The cashless revolution & the value of going digital

A panel at this year’s Indian Gaming Association tradeshow discusses the role of payments in gaming and the mounting momentum towards cashless

In focus: AstroPay

Founded in 2009, AstroPay is one of the world’s pioneering payment solutions, with extensive experience in managing the specificities of emerging markets; offering efficient and reliable solutions to all customers, end users and merchants, regardless of where they are located.